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guided hike

Hike to the top of Elba island

guided hike

Hike to the top of Elba island

Duration
8 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Italian
guided hike

Hike to the top of Elba island

guided hike

Hike to the top of Elba island

Duration
8 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Italian

What you'll do

Get off the beaten path of the typical Tuscany tours and enjoy one exciting experience on the magical paradise island of Elba. Located 1,5 hour away from Pisa, your experience starts in Portoferraio after crossing the sea from Piombino Marittima. Meet with Francesca or one of her team member at your arrival in Portoferraio. From there we will transfer to the western part of the island. This 40' panoramic drive along the north coast of the island is totally part of the experience as your host will take advantage of this time to introduce you to the island and its beauties. Once we arrive in the medieval hilltop town of Marciana we will join the trailhead and start our ascent to the highest peak of the island, the Mount Capanne (1019 meters above sea level). Our hike up goes through a chestnut tree forest and is about 4 kilometers long and 621 meters elevation gain. Our reward is the breathtaking views from the top over the whole Tuscan archipelago and its multiple islands. We will take a break on the top for lunch and eat our packed lunch. Once we are refueled, we will start our descent. The afternoon trail is about 7 kilometers long and overall goes downhill on a levelled trail by the side of the mountain. Amazing views again! Back in Marciana we will transfer to the port of Portoferraio where our experience ends.

Your host

Learn more about Francesca

Francesca

I'm your Active Travel Tuscany Trip Coordinator. Since 2017, Active Travel Tuscany has been offering adventure trips to the multiple islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. On your trip, I'll host you myself or pair you with my local guide Stéphanie. Sustainability, local connections, excellent food and active life-style are our top priorities when we designing our itineraries. Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences that makes our, and your, life richer. We know our islands. We have hiked every single mile of the extended trail network, biked all the routes, raw and swim to every beach. We know every stone, cave, flower and tremendous panoramic views. We know all the funny artists, the crazy cooks, the passionate producers and other life lovers that populate our islands. We can't wait to share our hidden gems with you!

What's included

Transportation
Private car
Equipment
We provide walking sticks.

Where you'll be

The whole itinerary is located on Elba island, Tuscany. One hour ferry ride away from the mainland and the port of Piombino Marittima which is very easy to reach by train: 1.5 h from Pisa, 3 h from Rome. Our whole hike is located in the Tuscan archipelago National Park. We will see the medieval town of Marciana, the Mount Capanne, its hiking trails and its chairlift.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This experience does not suit people with fear of heights. Optional: you can decide to take the chairlift (not included, 18€/person one way ticket) up or down if you prefer to skip one way hiking.

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Francesca
Hike to the top of Elba island
New experience
From $135/person
New experience
From $135/person